>From: "Shayna Kessel" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Text/ure: Form, Content, Materiality (grad) (12/22/06;
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>Text/ure: Form, Content, Materiality
>A two-day graduate student symposium
>March 2-3, 2007
>Department of English
>University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
>Textual studies seem to be moving beyond "interdisciplinarity" toward
>multidisciplinarity. This conference explores the status of the
>disciplines and the status of the text in a multidisciplinary milieu.
>As the autonomy of the text diminishes, a new and perhaps more
>productive conception of the text emerges: as something woven from the
>texture of the world, as intertextual and contextual. Performance
>studies, visual studies, and critical theory, to name a few, are
>invested in challenging the status of the readable and advancing
>alternative discourses that resist traditional textual scholarship.
>This symposium investigates the connective tissues that traverse texts
>and the disciplines, as well as attends to the physical and
>metaphysical textures of the text.
>We are delighted to welcome Profs. Michael Davidson (University of
>California, San Diego) and Traise Yamamoto (University of California,
>Riverside) as our keynote speakers.
>We invite broad interpretations of this theme as 20-minute papers from
>graduate students working on all aspects of the arts and humanities.
>Topics may include but are not restricted to:
>Translation and Translation Theory
>Textual Bodies, Bodies-as-texts
>Medicine and Criticism
>Emotion/Feeling and the Text
>The Status of the "Disciplines" (particularly English)
>Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Shayna Kessel and
>Stephen Park at [log in to unmask] by December 22, 2006.
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